Real Change exists to create opportunity and a voice for low-income people while taking action to end homelessness and poverty. Real Change’s groundbreaking advocacy and organizing work is building a cross-class movement of homeless people and their allies that can deliver real wins for those who need change the most. The Real Change Homeless Empowerment Project has many faces including a newspaper, an advocacy group, a homeless speakers bureau, and literary workshops and more.
Each month, more than 250 homeless and vulnerably housed vendors get a hand up to helping themselves by selling the Real Change weekly newspaper, a Seattle weekly activist publication with an ear to the street. The publication is sold by Seattle’s homeless, and helps them earn the money they need to get ahead. The Real Change readers are educated, socially-concerned, and loyal. They respect and depend upon the newspaper’s award-winning journalism for information about their community and how they can get involved and make a difference. The publication strives to create fairness, opportunity and community by covering issues that socially conscious people want to know about, from topics surrounding poor and homelessness, to stories about labor, the environment, public health and civil liberties (to name a few). See http://www.realchangenews.org
Watch these great videos:
Changes Them … Changes You
and Real Change in Seattle (from a NW Cable News report)